Kevin

First Name
1.2m
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
352
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Kevin mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Kevin

"Kevin" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Handsome, Beautiful". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Wiktionary

Name of an Irish seventh century saint, from Irish Caoimhghin or Caoimhín, from Old Irish Cóemgen (literally “comely birth”).

  1. A male given name. It first became popular outside Ireland in the mid-twentieth century.
  2. (Britain, pejorative, slang) A working-class male.

Kevin was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Estonian, French, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Kevin

Kevin Durant is a basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder and Seattle SuperSonics in the National Basketball Association. He was most prominent from 2007 to present. Kevin was born on September 29th, 1988 in Washington, D.C.

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Kevin Hart is an actor, comedian, writer, and producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1999 to present. Kevin was given the name Kevin Darnell Hart on July 6th, 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Kevin Spacey is an actor, director, producer, and comedian. His most notable accomplishments were from 1986 to present. Kevin was given the name Kevin Spacey Fowler on July 26th, 1959 in , U.S.

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Kevin Owens is a wrestler. Kevin was born on May 7th, 1984 in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.

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Kevin Costner is an actor, producer, director, and singer. His ongoing career started in 1974. Kevin was given the name Kevin Michael Costner on January 18th, 1955 in Lynwood, California, U.S.

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Kevin Bacon is an actor, film director, film producer, musician, director, and producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1978 to present. Kevin was given the name Kevin Norwood Bacon on July 8th, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kevin

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Thaw was born in 1967.

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Njue Kevin is a filmmaking and filmmaker. His ongoing career started in 2013. Njue was given the name Kelvin Njue Koru on February 19th, 1992.

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Charles Kevin was a public servant, diplomat, and civil service. Charles was given the name John Charles George Kevin on October 9th, 1909 in Forbes, New South Wales. He died on February 13th, 1968.

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Tom was born in 1927 in County Tipperary. He breathed his last breath on October 19th, 2009.

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Manuel Kevin is an athlete for the St. Peters Strikers FC.

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How popular is the baby name Kevin in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1912 9 0 9
1913 9 0 9
1914 12 0 12
1915 15 0 15
1916 18 0 18
1917 19 0 19
1918 21 0 21
1919 14 0 14
1920 24 0 24
1921 84 0 84
1922 71 0 71
1923 53 0 53
1924 50 0 50
1925 61 0 61
1926 46 0 46
1927 67 0 67
1928 68 0 68
1929 76 0 76
1930 84 0 84
1931 112 0 112
1932 121 0 121
1933 132 0 132
1934 151 0 151
1935 175 0 175
1936 153 0 153
1937 178 0 178
1938 252 6 246
1939 278 5 273
1940 298 0 298
1941 426 6 420
1942 530 0 530
1943 643 5 638
1944 601 7 594
1945 704 14 690
1946 1,051 16 1,035
1947 1,564 14 1,550
1948 2,257 27 2,230
1949 3,324 31 3,293 #95 boy name
1950 4,793 38 4,755 #73 boy name
1951 6,397 45 6,352 #53 boy name
1952 7,967 45 7,922 #43 boy name
1953 10,070 62 10,008 #36 boy name
1954 15,402 80 15,322 #28 boy name
1955 17,224 68 17,156 #27 boy name
1956 21,832 68 21,764 #22 boy name
1957 24,360 90 24,270 #20 boy name
1958 24,743 93 24,650 #20 boy name
1959 26,856 100 26,756 #14 boy name
1960 28,482 94 28,388 #15 boy name
1961 29,001 107 28,894 #14 boy name
1962 28,442 91 28,351 #14 boy name
1963 30,741 121 30,620 #11 boy name
1964 29,482 114 29,368 #13 boy name
1965 28,307 117 28,190 #13 boy name
1966 25,711 123 25,588 #17 boy name
1967 24,734 117 24,617 #17 boy name
1968 24,004 125 23,879 #17 boy name
1969 23,696 128 23,568 #16 boy name
1970 27,112 129 26,983 #14 boy name
1971 25,005 134 24,871 #14 boy name
1972 22,478 118 22,360 #13 boy name
1973 20,918 134 20,784 #14 boy name
1974 19,599 127 19,472 #14 boy name
1975 18,190 106 18,084 #15 boy name
1976 18,595 113 18,482 #15 boy name
1977 22,627 149 22,478 #13 boy name
1978 20,217 105 20,112 #15 boy name
1979 18,861 120 18,741 #19 boy name
1980 18,100 117 17,983 #23 boy name
1981 17,573 111 17,462 #25 boy name
1982 17,584 118 17,466 #24 boy name
1983 17,529 145 17,384 #25 boy name
1984 17,986 124 17,862 #24 boy name
1985 18,958 147 18,811 #23 boy name
1986 20,077 146 19,931 #21 boy name
1987 20,558 142 20,416 #19 boy name
1988 20,274 116 20,158 #20 boy name
1989 21,305 99 21,206 #19 boy name
1990 20,475 71 20,404 #23 boy name
1991 20,342 81 20,261 #23 boy name
1992 19,694 59 19,635 #25 boy name
1993 19,132 53 19,079 #25 boy name
1994 17,365 57 17,308 #26 boy name
1995 15,911 59 15,852 #25 boy name
1996 14,618 35 14,583 #26 boy name
1997 13,326 33 13,293 #28 boy name
1998 12,523 16 12,507 #32 boy name
1999 12,289 35 12,254 #34 boy name
2000 12,698 31 12,667 #32 boy name
2001 12,630 36 12,594 #32 boy name
2002 12,074 31 12,043 #33 boy name
2003 11,757 28 11,729 #32 boy name
2004 11,263 46 11,217 #34 boy name
2005 10,940 31 10,909 #33 boy name
2006 10,801 27 10,774 #37 boy name
2007 10,554 23 10,531 #39 boy name
2008 9,806 11 9,795 #41 boy name
2009 8,791 21 8,770 #44 boy name
2010 7,330 7 7,323 #58 boy name
2011 6,575 15 6,560 #67 boy name
2012 6,228 7 6,221 #68 boy name
2013 5,944 10 5,934 #72 boy name
2014 5,905 14 5,891 #70 boy name
2015 5,184 14 5,170 #79 boy name
2016 4,544 6 4,538 #90 boy name
2017 3,813 8 3,805

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Popularity of Kevin as a first name

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Popularity of Kevin as a last name

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Common last names for Kevin

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Murphy
  • Miller
  • Moore
  • Kelly
  • Sullivan
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Mccarthy
  • White
  • Thompson
  • Thomas

Common first names for Kevin

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kevin U.S.
  White 72.73% 64.26%
  African American 11.36% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.55% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.70% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 9.66% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kevin

People with the last name Kevin are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Kevin

  • What name lists does Kevin rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Kevin? Kevin is the 31st most popular name of all time. As a last name Kevin was the 57,781st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kevin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,172,053 babies born with the first name Kevin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kevin to occupy the country of Timor-Leste with an estimated population of 1,066,409 (as of July 11, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kevin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Kevin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kevin is Sunday, November 2nd, 1862.
  • What year had the most people named Kevin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kevin was in 1963 with a total of 30,620 babies. That's a lot of babies named Kevin!
  • Random Kevin Factoid: According to the 1979 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kevin ranks 14th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maryland. Imagine that, 321 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 1979.
  • Weird things about the name Kevin: Your name in reverse order is Nivek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ievnk. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kevin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 352 people with the last name Kevin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kevin? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kevin as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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